Mexican Salads

Who could resist a heaping bowl of beans, avocado, shrimp, corn, tomatoes and tortilla chips all tossed together with a tangy vinaigrette? A Mexican salad doesn’t even have to include greens; just toss together all your favorite ingredients and mix in a little lime juice and salt. Food & Wine’s guide includes terrific salad recipes that can stand alone as full meals or serve as sides to your go-to mains. It’s really hard to go wrong if you choose fresh ingredients with different flavors and textures.

Most Recent

Mexican Shrimp-and-Avocado Salad with Tortilla Chips

This recipe is loosely based on fattoush, a Middle Eastern salad in which toasted bread is moistened by other ingredients, like tomatoes and cucumbers. Here, tortilla chips soak up the delicious salad juices. Slideshow: Terrific Bread Salads 

7 Crisp and Crunchy Mexican Salads

How’s this for an awesome lunch: a heaping bowl of beans, avocado, shrimp, corn, tomatoes and tortilla chips all tossed together with a tangy vinaigrette. Don’t go skipping off to the nearest salad-ery just yet—making your own hearty Mexican salad is super easy. Here are seven delicious, flavor-packed recipes to get you started: 

Mexican Chopped Salad

Los Angeles is known for its myriad salads and also for its large Latin population. This salad pays homage to both.Plus: More Chicken Recipes and Tips